Doing SL5x5, as recommended by the program I started lifting just the bar. I can lift way more but following the program to the letter will allow me to at least build the routine of going to the gym and following a schedule, and adapt my body to slowly increasing the weight before it gets truly heavy.
Since the weights are light I obviously don't need much rest between sets so I banged out the whole workout in about 20 minutes. On the way out of the gym I encountered the personal trainer who signed me up a few days ago. He began giving me shit saying I didn't spend long enough in the gym and I'm never going to gain by doing what I'm doing. I had explained the program to him when I signed up and I explained it again to him but he didn't seem to grasp that it's a beginner program and the first few workouts are just about practicing form and building consistency. You'd think a personal trainer would understand that more than the average person.
Anyway I paid $300 the other day in signup fees and first months membership for me and my girlfriend and the total cost will be $70/month for us both. At that price I can walk in, fill my water bottle and walk out if I damn well please. It's not his place to tell me what I should be doing.
Unfortunately this is the only gym within a 15min drive of my house and I feel like I'm going to continue to have conflict with him.